In case you been living under the proverbial rock, Metal Alliance is the brainchild of Mark Menghi who recruited David Ellefson, Mike Portnoy and Alex Skonick to create a massive super group with one purpose: celebrate, create, and play heavy metal. The band of brothers do this by a collective of contributing guest that include a who's who across many heavy metal genres. Their 2015 self-titled debut go the attention of critics and fans alike, with rousing appreciation and compliments.
Now the return with a short EP, Fallen Heroes, a short and sweet memorial tribute to three influential musicians lost in the last year: Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister, David Bowie, and The Eagles' Glenn Frey. There's little doubt that not only the Metal Allegiance musicians, but all of us grieved at the passing of these talent individuals. The songs covered, respectively to each musician, are Iron Fist featuring Troy Sanders, Suffragette City featuring Mark Osegueda, and Life In The Fast Lane featuring Alissa White-Gluz.
Suffice to say, these are metal versions of the song that lift the inherent substance of the original arrangement. Now you're probably thinking. What the F-! Why didn't they choose Ace Of Spades. I would have loved to bugged the room for that discussion. The answer: Everybody fuckin' covers Ace Of Spades. Iron Fist is just fine. And they get punk vibe of Suffragette City, importance of the riffage, and catchiness of the lyrical rhythm. Life In The Fast Lane evolves, without missing the rhythm and groove of the original arrangement. It just gets a sharper edge from the metal treatment. Dig it. Dig them all. Hail the victories dead! And all they've contributed to the good of hard rock and heavy metal. Well done, Metal Allegiance. My only caveat? There could have been a few, three more songs.
Fallen Heroes is a short and sweet heavy metal memorial tribute to three influential musicians lost in the last year: Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister, David Bowie, and The Eagles' Glenn Frey. Hail the victories dead! And all they've contributed to the good of hard rock and heavy metal. Well done, Metal Allegiance.
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